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Ore House

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147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405 (Main Avenue)
+1 970-247-5707
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have always had excellent service and food has been outstanding on every visit. Steaks and sides are amazing and the drinks match. Reservations highly recommended.

Thank Tundra970
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hadn't been there in couple years. Was invited as guest so I went. Locals avoid this place with good reason. Ala Carte pricing and service is absurd. Baked potato came more than 5 minutes after steak? Delivery of appetizers was random, brought by couple of different servers. No cracked pepper for salad or potato? Can't get lemon with water, humm.... More 

Thank CoastToCoast101
Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful night. The seafood items are also on point. Served family style with side dishes large enough to share. Ask for Taibi.

Thank durang0chad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had appetizers and steaks. Their house cab is a pretty decent wine. We opted for the baseball sirloins. We all raved about the steaks- better than filets. The ceviche and sampler appetizers are also "don't miss" items. We've been going here sporadically for 20 years. They never disappoint.

Thank bstreep
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant. Exquisite cuisine. The choice of wine was great and not overly priced. Service was nice and efficient. The only thing is the restaurant is a little small therefore the wait is long. But it is worth it. Also is was very hot when we ate so make sure you have layers so you can peel them off

Thank Sophie G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is is a glorified beer joint, serving highly overpriced steaks and seafood. The quality of the meat is good, but you pay for all sides extra and everything is very expensive. For that price one should at least get a table cloth. Looks, smells and feels like an ordinary pub, not worth the money.

Thank Steve K
New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a ski cabin 2 miles from Purgatory Ski Area (Am very gratified that Purgatory has changed its name back). Would eat in Ore House many weekends while up skiing. lt is still (as of last summer) my favorite steakhouse. Being a westerner, I like the western atmosphere. The salads and drinks are good too. And the wine list is... More 

Thank HornDozer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our meal at the Ore house- it is definitely a little bit dressier spot (Texas apres ski attire was a little wrong.) the ingredients were very fresh and we loved the martinis!!!! This spot would be a great date spot!

Thank Leah S
Farmington, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Ore House is one of our Durango favorites. Great Service. Excellent food. We are suckers for their a la carte family style sides. Yummy! There is a reason its been here for many, many years.

Thank Jason A
Mesa, Arizona
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We made our reservation the day before on open table (really easy). We arrived on time and were seated immediately. Ore House has a warm ambiance that draws you in on a cold winter night. We ordered the shrimp cocktail appetizer with crab claws the portion was small but very good. We then ordered our mains. Sea Scallops (special that... More 

Thank Beth M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
    (Main Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stop located right across the street.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-5707
Established in 1972, the Ore House is one of Durango's oldest and finest restaurants. Featuring hand cut USDA certified Black Angus prime and choice steaks, steaks from ranches surrounding southwest Colorado, sustainable seafood, all natural poultry, seasonal local produce, and homemade desserts.

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